At the age of 86, having fought and been wounded in the major battles of World
War I, Col. Hodgson now tells a vivid story of the horrors endured by so many and
survived by so few. Though the tale is told with remarkable clarity and detail, it is
leavened with humour, and the author admits to there being some "juicy bits".
After the War he was transferred to the North Western Frontier in India and his
memoirs constitute a fascinating record of a colourful period of British Imperialism.
He lectured Edward, the Prince of Wales and his ADC, Louis Mountbatten, in
gunnery, and knew Auchinleck, Wavell and Slim. Altogether a remarkable and